Peretz, Martin
January 2004
New Republic;1/19/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 1, p42
Presents an essay on relations between Israel and Iran, an issue which took on life-and-death importance when Iran's Islamist regime refused to except aid from Israel following the earthquake in Bam. Reasons why Israeli aid workers were in the best position to help Bam in the immediate aftermath of the quake; Examples of previous occasions during the 1960's when Israel provided Iran with substantial post-earthquake relief; Claim that personal ties between Israelis and Iranians remain strong because of the large numbers of Iranian Jews who migrated to Israel after 1979; Claim that many Iranians listen to Farsi-language Israel Radio to get their news; Speculation about how the Tehran regime will act in the wake of the Iraq War.


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